Glamorous - to *Sabine*
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-12-17 8:44]
A superb macro of the caterpillar of a species of butterfly (probably Nymphalidae). The POV is great and shows the features with excellent sharpness and colours against a pleasing natural BG.
The high quality of the image as a macro makes it afine tribute to Sabine, our TN friend and macro specialist.
Thanks and best wishes,
- batu (16383)
- [2009-12-17 9:05]
a nice picture of the caterpillar - really not easy for a photographer becuase of the bizarre
protrusions leaving the focus plane in all directions. Details made visible by your picture are impressive.
I aggre with the suggestion of Ivan 'Argus' that it belongs to the Nymphalidae.
Best wishes, Peter
- loot (11276)
- [2009-12-17 9:28]
Now that is one interesting caterpillar and a lovely dedication to Sabine. I am sure
she will be thrilled to bits. Caterpillars are one of those phenomena of nature which
time and time again can give you a lame jaw and then it just drop open in shear
amazement. Over and above the fact that this is truly a totally weird looking animal
so is its design something quite special. For example, one piece of information I
picked up in your note: "Caterpillars have about 4,000 muscles (compare to humans,
with 629)". That is a piece of not so trivial information that deserves a "WOW".
You did a great job in capturing this specimen. The f/10 aperture stretched quite a
bit and although the complete insect is not entirely within the range of the DOF the
important parts is and that created a feast for the eyes. The colours are brilliant and
well saturated. It is a cunning composition with the caterpillar crawling from the rear
and then turning to the left to present a side view of its frontal areas. Aren't those
pink bristles something to scream about?
Well done and TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-12-17 9:31]
Wonderful capture of this spectacular caterpillar showing interesting details. Beautiful colours and very well composed too.
I'm sure Sabine will love this!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- horias (11033)
- [2009-12-17 9:45]
What a beauty1
Great sharp details and lovely colors.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-12-17 11:11]
this is a super caterpillar
never seen before
great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-12-17 11:48]
I have a book about Nature's defences against enemies, and your capture beats everything!!
The shiny black face resembling a mask, carrying "corals" on top and, and the body spikes imitate thorns in the Brazilian Jungle...
I REALLY like your layout - and the green back-ground matches exactly the "poisonous" green frilly skirt.
Your green :) notes are excellent reading - and support ably the thrilling creature.
Congratulation on your work.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-12-17 12:42]
A very well detailed caterpillar, the curving of the caterpillar make this picture very attractive, I like the POV and DOF, also the colours are very good.
Best regards Siggi
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-12-17 13:29]
It's magnificent close up.I liked colors,sharpness,POV and composition a lot.Wonderful dedication for Sabine.
Thanks for posting..
- bedri (1284)
- [2009-12-17 15:02]
Superb macro, congratulations. TFS.
Nessa voce arrasou........
Onde achou essa maravilha?
Parabéns... Estou morrendo de inveja....
Andréia... (a Bióloga)
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-12-17 17:53]
Hermoso y colorido Gusanito. Una foto muy bella y bastante bien lograda. Finos detalles en toda la imagen.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-12-18 5:12]
Ciao Francisco. Fascinating macro shot wit brigh natural colours and perfect sharp. What intrigant sinouse perspective!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-12-18 6:23]
Ciao Francisco, splendid caterpillar with fantastic colors, superb macro with great sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- waylim (1765)
- [2009-12-18 9:01]
Excellent photo. I have never seen such intrecated and more armed capterpillar I have ever seen. Great details. Lovely colors. This little things loos like a walking plant. Beuatiful, Does it turn into a little dragon instead of a butterfly? Just kidding. Excellent.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-12-18 10:40]
What a fantastic photo of this caterpillar. Great sharpness, details and splendid colours. Wonderful POV. Good DOF and composition.
- anel (40574)
- [2009-12-19 4:36]
Very striking picture of this amazing looking caterpillar. It almost looks like if it would wave to us.
Excellent sharpness, beautiful colors and perfect framing.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-12-19 9:26]
oooohhh, thank you sooooo much for this crazy little guy, I love that one so much.
Looks like rose antennaes, lovely one.
I'm on holidays right now and had no time to look to TN for some days now.
So I'm astonished and very happy to find this post for Stephan and me today.
Stephan is sitting next to me and also says: woooooow, excellent!
Thanks again my friend, so kind of you ...
greetings from the cold Germany - we have 12 degree C - but not warmth - minus!!! 12 degree under 0!!! And snow!
Enjoy the warmth in your country, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2009-12-19 9:36]
Fantastic caterpillar, with nice flashy colors. The composition and sharpness are really excellent. Another treasure from Brazil! Cheers,
- tcr (3384)
- [2009-12-19 12:09]
O ângulo de tomada pouco comum produziu um ótimo resultado. Ótimas cores e luminosidade.
Até a próxima.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-12-19 15:16]
eccellente risultato per la macro di un soggetto davvero difficile
da inquadrare e focalizzare....Francisco sei riuscito nel migliore dei modi
con una ottima definizione del dettaglio
buona domenica sERGIO
- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-12-20 6:41]
This caterpillar look verry interesting and have so nice colours.
Verry good photo.
- fabianoleite (131)
- [2009-12-20 12:30]
Ótimos detalhes. O animal é bem curioso, e normalmente passa despercebido na nossa frente. Parabéns pelo registro!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-12-21 3:16]
Hi MF Francisco,
Impressive capture of this beautifully coloured caterpillar with great DOF providing a 3-D effect.
i like the way that you captured this prety beauty MF.
TFS and have a nice day and new week!
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-12-23 11:34]
unbelivable caterpillar, TFS Ori
- Brutamonte (1202)
- [2010-01-03 11:35]
O duro de fotografar essas jóias, é que elas não permanecem totalmente em primeiro plano, sendo que quando usamos o MACRO das maquinas, poucos milimetros adiante ou após o centro da imagem , ja se perde a nitidez...
Mesmo assim , um ótimo regi9stro, parabens